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House Updates now on Brownstoner.com!

So, if you don't know this about me already, I bought a house in Brooklyn with my boyfriend in 2012 and we spent an excruciating year gut-renovating it (granted, it used to be a heroin den and then was abandoned for 6 years, so making it livable for humans again…

Why I Love Charles Schwab

So first of all I have to say I'm not sponsored by Schwab in any way (although I should get on that, I rep them pretty hard) but I am a true convert. Reasons why: 1. Their checking account - they reimburse your ATM fees AND foreign transaction fees -…

Brunch & Budget on TK in the AM!

On January 20, 2014, I was asked to be a guest on Bondfire Radio's TK in the AM, a radio show based in Brooklyn that brings you back to the time when radio was about connecting with listeners, having real conversations, and playing good music. I had a blast with these…

The Debt Snowball!

Today, I had a brunch & budget with a friend of mine and we went through one of my favorite tricks of the trade: the debt snowball! It's a pretty simple concept. Most people who have 2 or 3 (or 4 or 5) lines of credit will say, hey, I'll…

Some Basics on Buying a House

So at the rate that I've been talking about this, everyone and their mom and their bubby probably knows that I recently bought a house with my boyfriend (I keep a separate blog for it - sowerebuyingahouse.wordpress.com - if you want to actually read about all my neurotic thoughts and freak outs).…

Finding Your Buffalo: Asking Yourself the Big Why

Many moons ago, I began my serial blog writing habit (seriously, I have like 5 of them in various states of defunct). The first blog I started was about money (of course) and I wrote about saving. I posted it on LiveJournal (and I'm totally dating myself) and I got this comment from a random dude: Well, this…